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Misc: Pope Benedict moves to quash anti-Francis backlash

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Pope Francis and Pope Benedict

Despite the efforts of those who prefer a narrative of disunity, John Allen writes for The Boston Globe that Pope Benedict‘s public gestures and private remarks make it clear that he supports and is loyal to the new Pope Francis. What a mensch. Read it here: Pope Benedict moves to quash anti-Francis backlash

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Misc: Who’s Protecting Muslims from Christians in Africa? The Catholic Church.

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Priest Xavier Arnold Fagba William Saletan writes for Slate about Muslims in the Central African Republic who are taking shelter in Catholic churches. Pray for peace. Read it here: The Protection of the Church

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TCC Films: The Top 10 Movies about Saints & The Saint of 9/11

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The St. of 9/11

Fr. James Martin S.J. gives his picks for the Top Ten Movies about Saints and includes the 2006 documentary about the Franciscan priest, Fr. Mychal Judge, fire chaplain in New York City, who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, while ministering to the firefighters in the north tower of The World Trade Center. Many of these films would be great to watch during Lent. Read the whole list here: Top 10 Movies about Saints. For more read the: Top Ten Novels about PriestsWatch the trailer for The Saint of 9/11 after the jump:

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Misc: Synod responses reveal suffering among Catholics, says Cardinal

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annulments and remarriage The responses to the Vatican questionnaire on family life reflect a great amount of suffering experienced by Catholics around the world, the general secretary of the synod has said. Read more from the Catholic Herald UK here: Synod responses reveal suffering among Catholics, says Cardinal

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